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As the Phoenix rises from the ashes of fire the New Conscious Human rises through Alchemy to Transform Life

Shedding the False Self to find truth within the illusion of today’s world can be tough.  Personal life, business, career, relationships, finances, environment, creativity, spiritual seeking, religion, compassion, dominance, empathy and hate are all influenced by the lack of transparency and illusion we and others create for protection.

Yet there is one search for truth that may be the bedrock of our sanity, individually and as a humanity. It is the aeons old ‘Search for the True Self’. For I believe it is only through the finding and understanding of our own true self that the decisions made in life (both important and small) will be far more beneficial to the greater good on all.

Who Am I? Part 1 Now this may seem presumptuous to some, yet sit back for a moment and check in with your life thus far. Ponder the moments when life seemed to be true and real and then ponder those times when all was falling apart…….where was truth of self and actions and where was deception playing out!

Knowing the False Self! Part 2

We all know people who believe they are defined by their $$$ and how many material possessions are owned. Often there is envy felt at why they have so much and we or others don’t. There are also those who believe bullying, violence and taking from others makes them powerful. And then there is the vast majority of people living each day hoping, struggling, pushing and working to ‘just get by’.

Astrology and Teachers Part 3In all where is contentment, joy, happiness, peace of mind and love of self and others? If all outer world trappings disappeared Who would you be? This is the question and search as old as people have lived.

My life has always been the search. My work has always been part of the search, even when I wasn’t consciously searching.

If you are searching for some answers and directions, here are three short audio pieces on questions, ideas, tools and perspectives to start with.

This is the beginning of a series to assist along the way. My background, education and experiences over so many years have honed me to live and hopefully assist others during these interesting and challenging times…….To learn more about Ophelia, her work and art visit








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Since drafting this message a week so ago much has happened in my life and to those around me. I feel like I standing on a precipice trying to breathe in a smooth and balanced way while waiting for the path/s ahead to be revealed, yet knowing at the same time I am the creator of the paths……confusing, exciting, scary, adventurous, profound!

Paths appear at random. I start to follow a path or intuition; it goes so far and pauses. Another path or intuition appears so I follow its clues and come to a pause.

This continues with ever increasing speed and moves through many layers until all the paths seems to be hanging out there in mid air UNTIL and often without warning, a clue/path/intuition arrives to magnetize all paths into their correct position in relation to a more grand story, et voilá, an understanding is presented and movement forward can continue…….at least until a similar dance begins again……and the journey continues.

In the last blog I shared exercises on Empowering Yourself to Release, in perfect time for reviewing what the rest of this month portends. The next exercises will be on Empowering Yourself to Claim.  See story “The Void Between Releasing and Claiming”  Self-Empowerment

By now you have probably realized that life is definitely different and more intense than in recent memory, or more correctly, ever before. So far, astrologically, the month of April has placed Pluto, Saturn and Mercury in retrograde mode, a new moon in Aries activates life changing new beginnings and on April 20th Chiron, the wounded healer, is placed in Pisces – The following explanation is taken from http://www.thecosmicpath.com and will help clarify Chiron’s impact.

Finally, the last huge shift this month is with the energy of Chiron. Chiron is going to move out of Aquarius and into Pisces on the 19/20th, the last time he held this placement was between the years 1961-1969 and he had not been discovered at that time! This means he is going to be moving through this energy for the first time ever with human awareness, this is significant. As so many of you have been aligning your energy to bring your gifts and abilities forward to mankind as the first influx of the Aquarian age, it will be this time period as Chiron moves through Pisces that you will all be given your moment to do what you came here to do. It is that big.

Chiron is the master healer/teacher, the personal wound that one cannot quite heal within but that facilitates the ability to teach or heal others through the experience of pain or loss. In Pisces it will illuminate like at no other time as art takes on new dimension, music and film opens us up to unbelievable new scope and healing, spirituality leaps into a new ideal, and any and all addictions or escapism is brought forward and exposed to the light. You can read an article about this one shift of Chiron later in the month at: http://zoemoonastrology.blogspot.com

Pretty much all individuals are experiencing similar things just in varying degrees based on their unique being, purpose and awareness. To help connect and ground yourself while in the midst of swirling chaos (perceived), stand still for a moment, take a deep breathe in through the nose, hold it for three seconds and then SLOWLY breathe out through the mouth with the vision of every cell and molecule within your body being bathed with new life energy, stability, gentleness and peace……repeat three times (3Xs) and then ask yourself “what is important for me to know in this moment?” and WAIT for CLARITY.

If you don’t have time to do this, TO BREATHE, you don’t have time to LIVE!

The Void Between Releasing and Claiming

(Find exercises in Exercises and Tools Page)

The image that comes to mind is of trapeze artists defying gravity and all sense of fear as they fly through the air between the safety of their slim perches and the waiting hands of the catcher who is strategically located midway high above the ground and safety nets.

As the audience craned their necks upwards to watch these artists, the background music heightens the anticipation of the dramatic feats to be performed. A collective deep in-take of breath by the audience heralds a change in the rhythm of the swings high above. Each performer is acutely aware of their role and the absolute need for precise timing in order to execute the dramatic acrobatics.

It is the catcher who sets the pace. The catcher propels himself higher, swinging smoothly to set the pace of his swing. His legs are firmly and correctly interlocked into place over the bar, allowing the top half of his body to swing freely, upside down with arms handing down, feeling the resistance of the air every moment.

In most cases, the team has performed together for years. They know each other well, their highs and their lows, their strengths and their challenges. There is no need to speak while up on the wire for this work is based on each knowing their role and absolute trust in each other and most especially the catcher.

When the rhythm has been established all performers are in-sync and ready to fly!

The catcher continues to set the pace. The fliers watch and feel the rhythm until the exact moment comes for them to leave the safety of their perch and fly to the hands of the catcher, twisting and turning all the while ignoring fear, gravity and doubt, all for the sake of the performance.
At a precise moment in time the catcher and the flier connect as if a magnet were drawing their hands together – in a split second the connection is made and the catcher himself becomes the swing for the flier as they both continue the momentum, until again at the precise time a swing from the other side comes to greet them both and the flier releases the catchers grip, turns and grabs hold of the new bar to swing back to the safety of the perch. A gasp and a sigh from the audience herald the successful completion the death-defying act.

In order to fly freely the performers must release all hold of everything that is safe, attached, familiar, firm and real. This must be done without reservation, doubt, fear or the chance to look back or down. It must be done consciously, knowingly and in perfect time with the events going on around them and in preparation for them. Just as the fliers release must be perfectly timed, so too will the gripping of the catcher’s hands, the swinging bar and the secure high perch.

The unknown is the void that lies between the release and the claiming of safety.   This is where all our fears lie.
Release!     Just let go!     Don’t become attached to this or that!
Why do we make it so difficult?

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